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I don't know why my apps use so much storage I haven't downloaded anything.

  • I voted this question down because it does not ask a specific question or the question is unclear. Please take a moment to read how to write a good question and see if you can edit your question to be more clear. Don't forget to indicate what platform you're using (Mac, iPhone, iPad) and the OS version. What "app" do you think is filling your hard drive? – TMHahn Aug 27 '16 at 7:20
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    You can't have 1.59 TB on a 250 GB disk, so something seems wrong here. Does the problem remain after a reboot? – nohillside Aug 27 '16 at 7:57
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    Also, please run sudo du -sm /Applications/* | sort -n in Terminal and add the last 10 lines of output to your question. – nohillside Aug 27 '16 at 9:17
  • @Frysk I think the problem is perfectly clear, especially considering the screenshot. OP could further clarify by responding to Patrix's requests. – Revetahw says Reinstate Monica Aug 27 '16 at 23:00

Your spotlight database (or worse - filesystem) is corrupted.

I'll link to some other situations that cover this.

The simplest way to resolve this would be to make a backup (if you don't have one), boot to Recovery HD and use Disk Utility to check / repair your disk. Then you can restart the Mac and let it rebuild the spotlight database overnight. Worst case, you can purge the spotlight database if the situation isn't a transient problem with the calculations.

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